I have been using Earth Clinic for natural remedies for a few years now, but this is my first review because it's the one remedy that works EVERY single time. Sometimes I think, this canker sore is TOO painful or TOO big for this remedy to work, but it absolutely does.
Is there ANYTHING worse than trying to chew on one side of your mouth to avoid irritating a canker sore? Anything worse than avoiding your favorite foods/drinks as to not make the pain worse?? I love salty snacks, love my coffee and salt & vinegar chips, so I'm definitely prone to cankers sores every couple months.
My method is as follows:
Dip the end of a Q-tip into a bit of raw honey, just enough to coat the tip. Then dip the honey end into the alum. For this next part, I find it best to use one hand to hold my iPhone with the flashlight on to light up the inside of my mouth so I can see what I'm doing. With the other hand, place the Q-tip on the canker sore to coat it. Don't swallow for 1 minute. I do this in front of the bathroom sink because sometimes you do drool! Then I rinse my mouth with water, go to sleep, and by the morning it's painless and much smaller, if not completely gone.
Sometimes the after taste of the alum can leave your mouth feeling funny and dry, but drinking water definitely helps.
Thanks to to all who have suggested this amazing remedy! My mouth thanks you! :)